Genus Loriculus


Sri Lanka Hanging-parrot - The Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot is a small, mainly green hanging parrot, only 13 cm long with a short tail. The adult has a red crown and rump. The nape and back have on orange tint. The chin and throat are pale blue. The beak is red and the irises are white.


Sangihe Hanging Parrot - This is an arboreal parrot. It is predominantly green, with a red throat patch, rump, elongated uppertail-coverts and tip of tail.


Wallace - This is an arboreal parrot. The male is predominantly green, with a red bill, a red spot on the throat, orange legs and dark red nape, bright red rump and uppertail-coverts. The female has the red on the throat reduced or absent.

Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot - Its diet includes flowers, buds, fruits, nuts and seeds.

Colasisi - They are mainly green with areas of red, orange, yellow, and blue varying between subspecies. Only the males have a red area on their fronts, except for the population living on Camiguin, where neither male or female have this red area. They make nests in tree holes, and unusually for a parrot the female takes nesting material back to the nest.


Loriculus sclateri - The Sula Hanging Parrot has sometimes been treated as a subspecies of the Moluccan Hanging Parrot, but the two are increasingly treated as separate species based on their distinct differences in plumage and size .


Sulawesi Hanging-Parrot - With a total length of approximately 15 cm, it is a small parrot, but the largest species of hanging parrot. It has traditionally been considered monotypic, but recent work has re-validated the subspecies croconotus from Muna and Buton Island, and quadricolor from the Togian Islands, leaving the nominate for the population on Sulawesi itself.


Vernal Hanging Parrot - Vernal Hanging Parrot is a bird of dry jungle and cultivation. It nests in holes in trees, laying 2-4 white eggs.

Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Loriculus